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Grateful DeadGrateful Dead Live at Merramec Community College on 1970-05-14 (May 14, 1970)

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Collection: GratefulDead
Band/Artist: Grateful Dead
Date: May 14, 1970 (check for other copies)
Venue: Merramec Community College
Location: Kirkwood, MO

Source: SBD>MR>?>D>CD>EAC>SHN (acoustic set; SBD>MR>D>CD>EAC>SHN (electric set)
Keywords: Soundboard; Jeff Cotsman


Disc 1 (71:05)
acoustic set:
1. Don't Ease Me In (4:12)
2. Friend Of The Devil (4:05)
3. Deep Elem Blues (6:11)
4. Silver Threads & Golden Needles (3:46)
5. Candyman (5:55)
electric set:
6. Casey Jones (4:56)
7. China Cat Sunflower--> (4:57)
8. I Know You Rider (4:24)
9. //Mama Tried--> (2:28)
10. High Time (6:53)
11. Good Lovin' (12:15)
12. Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl (10:57)

Disc 2 (59:24)
electric set continued:
1. Me & My Uncle (3:26)
(missing Dire Wolf)
2. Cold Rain & Snow (6:15)
3. Attics Of My Life* (5:23)
4. Cumberland Blues (4:19)
5. //New Speedway Boogie--> (6:09)
6. Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam-->* (1:50)
7. New Speedway Boogie--> (1:12)
8. St. Stephen--> (6:30)
9. Not Fade Away--> (6:46)
10. Lovelight (17:27)
(missing Cold Jordan)

*first known performances


--Mickey Hart is absent from this show
--Sound Forge was used to correct the pitch of the acoustic set and for normalization.
--a slightly higher generation sbd source patches most of Candyman, from 1:37 to the end.
--the first couple notes are clipped from Mama Tried
--minor clip at the beginning of New Speedway

part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2002

Thanks to Dan Capshaw & Walter Schnell
edits/encoding by J. Cotsman

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Reviewer: swampRatchild - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - May 12, 2013
Subject: acoustic
I love to hear the faster paced FOTD's acoustic or electric.Another cool version is 9/20/70 fillmore east.RE:2 the person above i'm js that after 70 FOTD seemed to slow down considerably. Show me a version as fast as this or the or 9/20/70...please
Reviewer: ms42466 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 2, 2012
Reviewer: rschwz28 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 9, 2012
Subject: proper pace
This show is fantastic. But...

Why is New Speedway Boogie split up into THREE SEPARATE TRACKS?! You folks who clean these up and make them available to us are doing a splendid job, but in this facet you have gone overboard. Even though I disagree, it can be argued that since China Cat Sunflower and I Know You Rider were once played independently of each other, they should be split into two tracks.

But three tracks for one song because they jammed between verses? The reason the band listed so many different 'tracks' on the first side of Anthem of The Sun was because they were being paid, in part, by the number of tracks. What is your reason? And is that reason great enough to warrant destroying the continuity of these masterpieces?

I guess I'll just have to learn some new software and put them back together again.


Friend Of The Devil is played at the proper pace (see American Beauty).

1970 was still a few years before their "let's see how slow we can play" period. In the car last night, Sirius was playing a show from mid-1976. "Let me give it a try," I thought. "1976 isn't all THAT much past their prime." I couldn't even listen to a full minute of Tennessee Jed! It wasn't a particularly fast song to start with.

When I'm in the mood for Lazy Lightning or The Music Never Stopped, I head right to '76 or '77. But a St. Stephen from the same period? It bothers, annoys and hurts me.

As far as downloading and listening to complete shows, I usually draw the line at the summer of '72. Hmmm...that's just when Pigpen stopped performing with the band. Coincidence?

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